[DML] Re: Poor ignition when wet
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[DML] Re: Poor ignition when wet

It is probably time. Consider replacing:
Spark Plugs
Ignition wires
Distributer cap
The dielectric grease keeps moisture out and makes it easier to
install and remove the wires. It does make it messier so use it
sparingly. It goes on the ends where it connects to the distributer
and the spark plug. It is important that the cover for the spark plug
well fits correctly into the ring to prevent water from getting into
the well. Use a mirror if you have to to inspect each boot all around.
The whole job is easier if you remove the intake manifold. Not faster
but easier.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cruznmd" <racuti1@...> wrote:
> I suspect that the time is nearing for a tune-up: Cap, rotor, plugs 
> and maybe wires. I'm running Hervey's silicone, hi-po wires vs. 
> stock Bougicord wires.
> Symptoms: Car is very hard starting/non-starting if parked in heavy 
> rains. It seems as if the secondary ignition is grounding out to the 
> engine block instead of the plugs. 
> I live in a townhouse with no garage. I routinely cover the car but 
> this isn't really enough to keep all water out of the engine bay. 
> The problem has become slowly worse over the years and I'm about 40k 
> from my last tune-up.
> Do the symptoms jive with worn ignition or am I looking at another 
> problem? What are your thoughts about dielectric grease on the plug 
> wires? Waste of time? Good idea? Do you just put it on the boots, or 
> along the wire or what?
> Thanks,
> Rich A.
> #5335


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